General Resources

Twinkl - Twinkl has heaps and heaps of content across all learning areas. They have opened up free access to parents.

Te Reo Māori





TV/ Videos with some educational value:


  • Storybots - science videos with catch songs, ok for all ages.

  • Daniel Tiger - for junior students, good discussions about emotions and values.

  • Our Planet - wildlife documentary

  • Brainchild - science talk show for kids

  • Who Was? - a fun history show

  • If I Were An Animal - animal facts

  • Dream Big - One for the budding builders and engineers

TVNZ OnDemand:

Access via Heihei to make sure you only get kid friendly content

  • Kiri & Lou - 5 minute videos with calming music and good discussion of values.

  • Goodnight Kiwi - NZ celebrities (and Jacinda Ardern!) reading NZ picture books.

  • Horrible Histories - funny but accurate historical stories

  • Junk Rescue - encourage creativity - let your kids loose with the recycling and see what they can make.

  • Kitchen Science - Scientist Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) does cool experiments with household ingredients.

  • Speak Māori for Kids - your tamariki can practice their reo

YouTube (YouTube needs to be supervised - children can easily get on to inappropriate content, we recommend using YouTube kids if possible).

Mindfulness and calming activities:


This is a beautiful shout out to our teachers, parents and especially our children in these uncertain times.